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ONLINE: AMI SHULMAN (MTL) — Reclaiming the Self

** FULL ** Sept. 29 to 2 Oct., 2020 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.)
$65 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $145, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English
Capacity: 13 people

UPDATE, Sep. 28 2020: We’ve moved this workshop online! Participants who are already registered will receive an email with the link and password to join the videoconference as well as a follow-up concerning the price adjustment in accordance with the new format.

By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!


CONTENT // Confronting our limiting habitual patterns and reclaiming the sense of choice in both thought and action through the lens of the Feldenkrais Method. 

In this workshop we will expose the limiting habitual ways that form the foundations of both our unconscious movement patterns as well as our unconscious thinking patterns and how this impacts the ways in which we relate to the world. Through guided, gentle movement explorations and games of observation, this workshop will reveal our intricate tendencies and offer us new possibilities through which we can reclaim freedom of choice in both our thinking and our action.

BIO // Ami Shulman is a Rehearsal Director at the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. She has choreographed for the National Theatre of London; the Shakespeare Theatre Company; Mouvement Perpetuel and has co-created works with the Cirque Du Soleil; the National Ballet of Canada and Ballet BC. Ami performed with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Compagnie Flak and the DanceOn Ensemble, Berlin and has taught throughout Europe, Canada and the USA including for the Juilliard School; Jacob’s Pillow; BANFF Centre for the Arts; B12; CODARTS; Tanzfabriek; EDCMTL; UQAM; Concordia University and is an Artistic Associate of the Springboard Project Montreal/New York. Ami co-authored for the anthology Back to the Dance Itself and has written articles on enactive cognition in the pedagogy of embodied mathematics. She is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. 

We invite artists who identify as belonging to marginalized communities (of all generations, cultural backgrounds, artistic practices, abilities) to participate in this workshop. Please contact us to receive a welcome adapted to your needs.

All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of Montreal Island
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live on the island of Montreal (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional
– Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

Reimbursement policy – No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.